Definitions for "Plasmodium"
A jellylike mass of free protoplasm, without any union of amœboid cells, and endowed with life and power of motion.
A naked mobile mass of protoplasm, formed by the union of several amœbalike young, and constituting one of the stages in the life cycle of Mycetozoa and other low organisms.
A feeding stage in the Myxomycota; mass of cytoplasm containing multiple nuclei.
The type of parasite that causes malaria.
parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans
The genus of the parasite that causes malaria. The genus includes four species that infect humans: Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae.